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Slide set: There's help at hand (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 28 slides, 1880s)

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Slide 1
The girl played with the broken chair
Slide 2
'Mother, who is the blessed Lord?'
Slide 3
Come, let us kneel and say the words
Slide 4
'Suzie, my child, wake up, wake up'
Slide 5
Through many a mile of street they wind
Slide 6
And cottage gardens full of flowers
Slide 7
'We never give to strolling tramps'
Slide 8
At last they came upon a wood
Slide 9
And looked around -- but all in vain
Slide 10
With curious steps she ventured near
Slide 11
'And that must be the Lord again'
Slide 8 (rpt)
Upon their unknown road again
Slide 12
They knelt upon the bare roadside
Slide 13
Into a kitchen large and clean
Slide 14
'And did you never go to school?'
Slide 15
He read about the Prodigal
Slide 16
She looked up at the kindly face
Slide 17
How pleasant was that cheerful toil
Slide 18
She sought the blessed Lord alone
Slide 19
She tossed the hat up in the air
Slide 15 (rpt)
The master sat with open book
Slide 20
It was a pretty rural lane
Slide 21
And tossed the berries all away
Slide 22
She found Madge in an evil mood
Slide 23
'Might they nurse Madge? they'd be so glad'
Slide 22 (rpt)
'Who's there?' said Madge, 'there's someone there'
Slide 24
And then she dropped upon her knee
Slide 25
'But, Madge, I love you dearly now'
Slide 26
Her spirit went forth in the night
Slide 27
'And they have neither home nor friends'
Slide 28
And in that pretty lodge they dwelt
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 200)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 7673)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 485)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
1880s  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

Mary Sewell, There's help at hand (n.d.)

Related slide sets

reissued as There's help at hand (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 28 slides, 1896)

see generic title There's help at hand (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slide 16

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slides 1-17, 15 (rpt), 23, 25-27

Uses the same set of slides as the later Service of Song from 1896.

31 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000532

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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